naïf

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See also: naif

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French naïf.

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naïf (comparative more naïf, superlative most naïf)

  1. Naive.
    • 1947, S.E. Morison, History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Little, Brown, & Company, page 5:
      Doenitz was naïf to assume that England would have stood idly by while Germany built up her U-boat force to four figures; but it was true enough that the German Navy was unprepared for a submarine war.

Noun[edit]

naïf (plural naïfs)

  1. One who is naive.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, inherited from Latin nātīvus, whence also French natif, a borrowed doublet.

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Adjective[edit]

naïf m (feminine naïve, masculine plural naïfs, feminine plural naïves)

  1. naive
    Penses-tu qu'il va venir ? Je te trouve bien naïf.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French naïf.

Adjective[edit]

naïf (invariable)

  1. naive

Noun[edit]

naïf (invariable)

  1. a naive person

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